Video: Interview of substitute teacher accused of molesting students

Syed Asher arrested on 9 counts of lewd or lascivious molestation

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Newly released police interviews, photos, and audio reveal disturbing details about a molestation case involving a former Osceola County substitute teacher.

Syed Asher, 19, is accused of inappropriately touching students at three of the nine schools where he taught at.

Nearly two months after the fired substitute teacher was arrested on nine counts of lewd or lascivious molestation, recorded interviews released by the State Attorney’s Office show the immigrant from India denying his denying he ever touched students.

Asher admitted to police after his arrest that he did touch some students and said “he made a mistake” and that he thought the victim’s were “beautiful and attractive”

On March 1, detectives grilled him about how and where the incidents happened. At one point the detective conducting the interrogation said, “You touched so many students you don’t even remember, you don’t even know, are you trying to think, which girls spoke up? That’s what it seems like,” the detective said.

Eventually, Asher confesses, “I did” before the interrogation ends and the detectives leaves the room.

Asher is being held without bond in the Osceola County jail. 


About the Author:

Nicky Zizaza

Nicky Zizaza is an Emmy-nominated reporter who joined the News 6 nightside team in December 2018. She is originally from Rwanda and she started her journalism career in the nation's capital.

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